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before congress voted to pass the affordable care act in 2010, president obama told americans who wanted to keep their health insurance, yes, you can. and the following 3 1/2 years, mr. obama and administration officials repeated this promise. so many times that the white house website, white now has 102,000 matches for the words, quote, you can keep your insurance, unquote. this week, president obama went to boston on the same day health and human services secretary appeared on capitol hill. the obama mission, a 9/11 emergency rescue of obama care after its disastrous october rollout. the tactic, defend and attack. broke out concerning 10 million americans who have health coverage under individual or small group plans. they are getting notice from insurance companies that obama care regulations mean that when it comes to keeping their current plans, no, they can't. white house spokesman is already elastsizing, adding a triple x sized caveat. the canceled plans were substandard and the new mandatory often costlier plans will be better. once the exchange website works, that is.
. >> this was a lie barack obama and the democrats sold to the american people because they knew if they sold everyone the idea that they would lose their health insurance, it would be replaced by a plan that was double or triple it never would have passed. they lied because they knew if they told the truth it never would have happened. >> that's key. kirsten. >> the reason why we were sold this is for a lot of people in the obama administration and the democrats they believe the ends justifies the means. their means are good. they have good intentions and yes, we need a better health care system. you know me. i'm a conservative. we need insurance reform coupled with tort reform. we need major change and people are afraid. >> we have the free market. >> we have to sell this hard. >> senator, you have lived the life. >> let me tell you uh -- >> i have lived it. i have abused it as well. >> i don't know about that. this is one of the great abuses and it demonstrates the old cliche power corrupts. absolute power is the worst. we never had absolute power because we didn't have the ability to stop the fili
're in a tough position. >> i'm just telling the truth. most americans want obama care to work. they think republicans should stop erasing the guy. >> wait a minute, arguably -- >> why should we stop harassing the white house? they were intentional deceitful with premiums not going up. now why shouldn't we be able to give the white house a hard time? >> absolutely. especially when you're right. democratic senator max baucus compared obama care to humpty dumpty. it's more like a humpty dump. the best argument to big government is big government. that's why it's important that you can't just talk about the website. part of this mountain of misery with obama care. the cancellations. the sticker shock. the epemployer mandate. the only thing that worked was obama's golf swing. once the website gets fixed, the media's going to say, everything's fine. that's where the republicans have to start saying, no, it's not just about the website. the website was 1 of 17 problems. >> hold on, you brought up max baucus. can i play max actually doing that nursery rhyme? hit it, max. >> let's just see how muc
americans grow very frustrated with the obama care rollout, a recently uncovered government report shows white house officials knew all along that millions of americans would lose coverage. this week, one lawmaker raised the issue on the house floor. >> obama care train wreck continues. in 2009, president obama promised if you like your health care plan, you can keep it. it still promises that on the white house website and on the website, if and when you can get on that website. >> joining me is that republican congressman andy harris from maryland. he serves on the house appropriations committee, the subcommittee, he's also a physician and member of the doctor's caucus. congressman, thanks for being with us. that promise, the president made, it always seemed impossible and yet he kept saying it over and over again hundreds of times. now we have this documented proof that all along his administration knew that what he was saying was untrue. i want to put it up on the screen. here are their predictions. this is the federal register june 17th 2010. they predicted 45% of big
. >> what obama care is doing right now is undermining and really tearing apart private insurance companies. >> oh, yeah, and then doing such a great job, michelle. they were bankrupting american corporation. american corporations complain about the high cost of health care under those pry vatd insurance companies. >> go ahead, michelle. >> look, what they're doing is they're choking them, like kim said. they're doing it through red tape, through regulations. that's not what we need right now. we need -- what's going to happen is we're going to see employers drop tons of people into the exchanges and then we're just going to see what we're seeing in europe. >> oh, yes. is that what you say about social security, medicare, you don't like any of it. >> that's another topic. we'll do that next week. we've got to go right now. john, first topic next block. >>> coming up, after years of avoiding it, the mainstream media finally sounding the alarm about obama care. why that could be the best news we've heard in years. [ male announcer ] progresso's so passionate about its new tomato florentine so
americans feel betrayed or misled by his promises tied to obama care? his approval ratings, for example, are taking a big hit and some in the white house worry that there will be consequences for a president playing defense who repeatedly says he simply wasn't aware there would be problems that would ultimately lead to a disastrous rollout. joining us now, fox news host, governor mike huckabee, who is here to offer his perspective. governor, great to have you. let me ask you first, what we're seeing is a law designed to cover the uninsured. it's now booting far more people off their insurance plans than it can sign up. right now, on the nonfunctioning insurance exchanges. governor, the longer this goes on, what does this do to the president who can't distance himself from a law he set in motion and the cornerstone of his leadership agenda. >> he really can't, uma. the fact is, he can say i didn't know about these problems. well he should have known. frankly, i don't believe for a moment that he didn't know. no less than nbc indicated that the president knew three years ago that everythi
are in such a bad mood, could take one and one and even get to two. >> don peebles, complaining about obama care aside, has american business done well under this president? >> some have. i think some businesses have grown and done very well because they've been well positioned to do that. and, of course, as you pointed out earlier, that in order to take advantage of the housing market or the expanding stock market, you need money. and those businesses that had good reserves and good access to capital have prospered. and small businesses have prospered as well. but there are a lot of small businesses and entrepreneurs who have been left behind because this economy has got a vice grip on credit. >> all right. don peebles, john king, nice to see both of you. for more stories that artery to your money, give me 60 seconds on the clock. it's "money time." >> reporter: $17 billion. it's how much the government has collected this year from banks behaving badly. and that doesn't even include jpmorgan's $8 billion tentative settlement with the justice department. 57 million social security recipients wil
, the public learned that for at least the past three years the obama administration millions ofat americans will not be able to keep their health care plans. but the president has continued to promise repeatedly that if you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan, period. tell that's over 300,000 people in florida who have received theellation notices, or nearly one million californians that may see their health care insurance plans disappear. tell that to the tens of thousands of hoosiers in my state that will see similar notices arriving in their mailboxes. this is about more than just a website. it will take more than an infomercial from the president to fix this. the failure of obamacare's launch is just the tip of the iceberg, and unless we act americans will be stuck on board the titanic. this is why republicans are going to keep fighting to protect consumers from the consequences of the health care law. despite all the problems, warning signs, and broken promises, the president and senate democrats have decided to use it with obamacare and continue
fray, but it didn't last long. according to a journal pol poll just 42% of americans approve of the president's job performance, an all-time low for president obama, indicating frustration with how he's leading the country . the signature policy the affordable air act launched. frustrated users and members of congress are pushing for answers. >> healthcare reform in this state was a success. it doesn't mean that it was perfect right away. there were early problems to solve. there were changes that had to be made. anybody here who is involved in it can tell that you. and by the way all the parade of horribles, the worst predictions about healthcare reform in massachusetts never came true. they are the same arguments that you're hearing now. >> reporter: as if the week went bad enough revelations of secret spying tactics are creating an uproar here and abroad. tureous though the nsa tracked the conversations of millions of citizens and some leaders. german chancellor angela merkel had her phone tapped as far back as 2002. obama personally apologized to merkel, but there are sti
this obama care rollout had. american people believe at the end of the day this is going to work out. a lot of them are seeing benefits because their kids are now back on their parent's health care insurance and stuff like that. the impact is really going to be on the republican party as we go into the 2014 elections. >> "the new york times" article also says the anxious democrats include not only senators and house members facing hotly contested races, but also those whose seats are considered safe, as well as lawmakers in states with republican governors and even states with democratic governors who have made every effort to sign up the uninsured. that sounds like a lot of anxious states to me. >> what we're seeing unfold right now is the old cliche, self-preservation is the first law of nature. when president clinton was in office, we saw republicans take over the house and the senate. so seasoned politicians, especially those progressive and those liberals, they remember back then where president clinton signed 70% of the contract with america, which were conservative proposals. so we'r
six enrollments have occurred so far. >> the disaster that is obama care is only getting worse. very few americans have signed up and it looks like the white house is trying to cover up the damaging data. can it recover from this embarrassment? we have no spin analysis. >> let me be clear uc welcomes all students who qualify academically, whether they are documented or undocumented. >> why is one of the largest university systems in the country offering big money in financial aid to illegal immigrants? we will take a look at that with geraldo rivera. >> the nfl was correct when the commissioner goodell says the league should be listening to those offended by washington's use of racial slur. >> while calls are mounting for the washington redskins to change its names, the owner says he won't cave to political correctness. we have the inside information on or about on this growing controversy. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. ♪ ♪ >> hi, everybody, i'm eric bolling in for bill o'reilly. thanks for watching under the circumstances tonight.
incompetent or were they just lying to the american people? >> i can like. >> obama is pushing it and selling it telling america you can keep your point of cement nobody is losing your rights and americans are saying keep your plans. >> some people like to drink out of the red this solo cups. >> day you agree with this advertising? rebecca college student. >> dorothy at some point in the movie turns to her little dog toto we are not in kansas anymore. >> you are not in kansas anymore. people went to see the wizard. >> that is when you're using to defend your program? >> it is a charlotte who never gave anybody they never had. >> thousands of websites carry far more traffic that is a lame excuse. >> can you give me a ballpark of what you expect on the web site that does not work? >> we have spent about $180 million. >> you will need a bigger boat. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone. >> the system is improving daily for day. >> i take full responsibility to make sure it is fixed. >> you have to laugh the drama seems laughable but when it hits where it hurts it is not funny that is when y
the law actually expects 66% of small business plans and 45% of large company plans to get hit by obama care. that could mean up to 93 million americans may get cancellation letters. are you one of them? hi, everyone. i'm brenda buttner. this is "bulls and bears." let's get right to it. here they are. the bulls and bears this week, we have gary b. smith, tracy byrnes, jonas max ferris, john layfield and bernard whitman. welcome to everybody. gary b., another broken promise? >> absolutely, brenda. the only word i can think of that describes this is despicable. one, you know, as you pointed out right at the top, it's not going to be, you know, five million, 10 million people. the number as you pointed out is over 90 million people. that's over a quarter of the population that were, one, lied to. and, two, now forced to go onto plans that are invariably costing more than they are paying for now. so this whole thing about you can keep your plan, and even if you have to kick your plan and search for a better one, it turns out, brenda, it's lie upon lie upon lie. and not only that. maybe the
hope americans watching this hearing. i said repeatedly about the dinners we had with president obama, of americans could have been a fly in the wall they would have been heartened i those discussions and i hope they are heartened by this as well. i think there is a genuine interest in solving these problems. i think that is a good thing. i appreciate senator sessions pointed out i have a business background. and i do. i have learned a lot of lessons in business, and i have done a lot of negotiating. and the first thing i learned as a pretty good start to any negotiation -- spend a lot of time in the front end and figure out what you can agree on. we have that mentioned quite a bit. we talked about things what a great upgrade most of us agree, let's not shut down the government. i totally support senator portman's bill on that. let's talk about one big thing that i truly believe we all agree on. we share the same goal. i certainly want a prosperous america. i am concerned about every american. i want every american to have the opportunity to build a good life for themselves and their
to the exchanges. still president obama insist it is law is good for all american, even those who are insured. >> so that's the affordable care act. better protections for americans with insurance. a new marketplace for americans without insurance. and no insurance company will be able to deny you coverage or drop you as a customer all together. those days are over. that's the truth. [ applause ] >> that is the truth. >> thanks to president obama's executive action delaying the so-called employer mandate until 2015 the full effects of obama care on the employer sponsored insurance market will not be with known for some time. certainly not any time before the 2014 mid-term elections. >>> we have been asking for your obama care stories this week. and we have been flooded with them on kelly file and on twitter @megyn kelly, # kelly file. people have been writing in nonstop including bill lawrence, a former owner of a successful car wash company that he built from the ground up 22 years ago. he wrote to us. his post reads, megyn, my story rings so true to what you have been repor
launch is just the tip of the iceberg. unless we act, americans will be stuck on board this titanic. this is why republicans are going to keep fighting to protect consumers from the consequences of the health care law. >> we also learned something pretty stunning. the obama administration knew all along that as many as 93 million americans may be unable to keep their health plans under obamacare and notwithstanding the president's repeated, chronic promises that everyone who liked their plan a -- could keep them. remember that? now here is ellen ratner and fox news contributor. and the white house political director of the matt, i have right here, this is the federal register dated june 17th, 2010. in it the administration, that is the treasury labor health will project $93 million americans they project will lose their health plan. that is the break down. this includes both employer plans and individual policies that would be lost. yet the president repeatedly stood before the american people and he promised no one, absolutely no one would ever lose their plan, period. is that a pr
the american people to be impacted like this. >> i agree with cantor's criticism of obama care in the way it's been sold and rolled out. i think it's been sold on a lot on untruths, misleading statements, whatever you want to call it and i'll agree with you in the end, if the ends game that comes in five, six months whatever is actually beginning to work, it's a pretty good plan. >> also, let's again have a little perspective. was any program ever, ever sabotaged to the degree this one has been? i mean, it's been three years. it's not a bill. it's a law. i know the tea people think they know the constitution. i don't think they have read it. a bill becomes a law. once it does, you don't argue about it. that the now how they played it. they will filibuster. we will shut down the defendant. we'll go to the matt in every possible way and book to repeal it 41 times. really, that's the patriot i can thing to do about a program trying to bring health care to people in this country who don't have it? >> i have warned you nicely to leave the top of the pot and the boiling center coming out of you, i
st. americans struggling to get through on the obama care web site. so you are never going to believe this one. actually, maybe you will. our next guest says his application went through, even though he did not submit it. now, how did that happen? a former president of the association for software testing. he joins us. ben, so what happened with your application? >> well, i had started an application and filled out much of the application and got to the end and there were the statements stating what they might do with the data. and i wasn't quite red dr. to submit it. so i clicked the option that said no, i do not agree to the terms of submitting this. and then left that page of later that day or it might have been the next day, i got a notification telling me that a decision had made. i went back into the system, and saw a notice and a letter that referred me to a state agency to continue the process. >> what was the decision that had been made? >> it appears that in this case i was looking for coverage for my granddaughter. and it appears that they wanted to refer me
net for tens of millions of americans, a little less secure. mike taibbi, nbc news, visalia, california. >> the prime minister of iraq nori al malaki came to the white house to personally plead with president obama for u.s. military and intelligence assistance to put down the violent insurgency that's gotten worse since the u.s. pulled out of there two years ago. thousands of iraqis have been killed in bombings that have become almost routine and really have never gone away since the height of the war after the u.s.-lead invasion. the president said he made no promises. >>> tonight u.s. and pakistani officials say an american drone strike has killed a big target, the leader of the taliban in pakistan. hakeem molamasoud is believed to had $5 million u.s. bounty on his head. he's believed to have been behind that failed car bombing in times square back in 2010. his death, if confirmed, comes as drone strikes are under scrutiny for the often killing innocent civilians nearby. >>> as we reported last night there is a new bombshell of a book about to come out that's revealing som
, it feels like this is putting ideology over what's good for americans because we know people are waiting for justice and it feels like this is driven by hate of obama and wanting to deny him what they would consider a quote/unquote victory. >> right. regardless of the politics, karen, this is a threat to the rule of law. this politicizes law in terms of these particular tactics here. so we have got a situation with patricia millett, a military spouse. she's argued more cases before the supreme court than any other woman in history save one. incredibly qualified. supported by ken starr here, right? >> right. >> she is incredibly qualified but she can't get a vote. she's blocked. republicans will admit that they're doing it simply so that they can preserve a conservative kind of dominance on the d.c. circuit. >> i'm going to quickly play a sound from senator cornyn. he made comments about millett this week. >> i think we're going to be successful in stopping this court packing experiment and the country will be better for it. i think they ought to let their senators know that courts should
of the american public that the federal government and in particular president obama's federal government can't actually make the trains run on time. >> really quickly, the affordable carry act, more popular, less popular in all this hubbub? >> amazing thing. flat line. same level of popularity. actually, the affordable care act, obamacare, was already unpopular in general. a plurality doesn't like it over those who do like it. you can get into the details there and see who was there. that really hasn't changed a whole lot. but that's probably because on something as gnarly as this it takes the public a while to change its views. gwen: and maybe it takes -- puts the responsibility on the federal government to prove why federalism is a good thing and ot just -- that's where we leave you tonight. we have to leave you now but the conversation will continue online, on the "washington week" webcast extra. it streams live at 8:30 p.m. eastern and all weekend long at that's where you'll also find links to the rest of the great stories our panelists are reporting. keep up with
of the hearing. sebelius did offer an apology, and she told the committee to hold her accountable for the obama care failure. while insisting that the president did not lie when he repeatedly told americans they could keep their health care insurance if they liked it. but when pressed on whether the president was ultimately responsible for the law's failures, she got visibly agitated, tersely saying, quote, whatever. yes. he is the president. fox news chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel on capitol hill tonight with our report. >> reporter: lou, kathleen sebelius defended the rollout of the president's health care law but said ultimately she is accountable. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of so let me say directly to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. >> reporter: chairman fred upton accused sebelius and others of false advertising prior to the launch. >> over the months leading up to october 1 launch, the secretary and her colleagues at hhs repeatedly looked us in the eye and testified that everything was
for the 2009 suicide bombing of a cia outpost in afghanistan that killed 7 americans. in a bbc interview last month mesud said he would continue to target americans. just last week the pakistani prime minister publicly asked president obama to end all u.s. drone strikes. but scott, they clearly remain a very useful counterterror tool. >> pelley: margaret, thanks very much. jeffrey zients is the man overseeing the repair of the federal government's health insurance web site. he said today they are quote on track, end quote, to have it done by the end of the month. our sharyl attkisson broke the news yesterday that nationwide only six policies were purchased the entire first day that the site was on-line. sharyl is back with us tonight with more, sharyl? >> reporter: scott, the obama administration didn't dispute those enrollment numbers reported in government meeting notes. six the first day as you said, just six. 248 by the end of day two. white house spokesman jay carney said they haven't really-- released enrollment fillings because the numbers have to be checked and accurate and he downpla
which pound that nearly half of americans still want obama care to either stay the same or perhaps be expanded, only 13% want it replaced with some sort of republican alternative. so can you argue there is an appetite for their health care option? and could your party have made a better case had they come up with their own viable tangible health care plan? >> first of all, we did have a viable tangible health care plan. it was voted down. we've got a number of health care plans out there now. tom price has one. the republican study committee has one. the idea there's no alternative to obama care isn't the case. i haven't seen this particular poll. all the polling i've seen and that's what i used to do for a living saying this program has never been popular. it's been well run or well conceived jammed through with overwhelming temporary democratic majorities that don't exist today. it's been i think the administration has been pretty intransigent in looking at change, delay, what have you. at the end of the day, politics is politics. the distribution of power is such it's going to b
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of obama care's website, representative david mckinley of west virginia knew what he wanted. >> i haven't heard one of you apologize to the american public. are apologies not in order? i've just -- i've not heard the words "i'm sorry" or "i apologize." i don't understand why there's not an apology. but, i apologize. i haven't heard that from any one of the four of you. >> he got it. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> you deserve better. i apologize. >> considerate, appropriate, and futile. the apology didn't squelch the partisan tirades or quench the republican thirst for revenge, their outrage that the affordable care act, that is, obama care, even got this far. but it did provoke some of us to wonder, isn't it fair to also expect at least a tiny bit of remorse, just a morsel of apology, from the republicans? as npr's astute health care reporter julie rovner reminded us recently. >> when it became clear that hhs would need more money to build the federal exchange than had been allocated in the original law, republicans in congress ref
ironed out and getting americans of all ages signed up. the obama administration needs to straighten out the political mess it's created. it's not just one future cabinet secretary at stake. this is the fate of the democratic party and beyond it is tied to whether obama care succeeds. the short term, that means getting the website fixed. in the long term, that means getting the website fixed. once americans who don't currently have health insurance are enrolled, what do republicans then arc you? do they still push for appeal, taking away this tangible benefit that members of the public have gained and grown to like? there there is a chance obama care will fail, what does the gop aim for next if it doesn't? i want to welcome the head of the environmental agency, christine todd whitman, democratic congressman joachim jeffreys from new york and msnbc political reporter david weigel. thank you for joining us today. a heavy new jersey presence here on the panel today. the rollout of the affordable care act, it seems like there are two issues, one has to do with the basic fact of what the admi
care website october 1st. >> that rollout we can safely say has been an absolute disaster for the obama administration both in terms of image and impact, all for the very simple reason the website has not worked. the driving principle behind the site is to acquaint uninsured americans with the various health insurance plans available to them to entice them to sign up for what is the signature legislative achieve. of this president. if the success of that plan depends on getting young people to sign up, young and healthy people to buy into this system, expand the poll to offset the cost of older americans, all that is true, it is critically important that the main vehicle actually works. just yesterday, darrell issa's house oversight committee released document, that were meeting notes allegedly from the 4.7 million americans who trapped down the site on its opening day, only six people enrolled on an insurance plan on that day. day two according to issa documents, 248 actual enrollments have taken place. the obama administration has not released its own numbers. if they stand, they are
. >>> access to has been a misably frustrating experience for way too many americans. >> a lot of people would say that's a a understatement. problems still plaguing the obama website but health care and the internet are working together in the private sector. these doctors posting their prices on personal websites for health services. patients say it works great. so is this proof the private sector does a heck of a lot better job than the government does? hi, everybody. welcome. let's go in focus with john, rich, elizabeth mcdonald, mike, rick, and sabrina schaeffer. so, john, government can't do the health care on the internet but the private sector obviously can. >> of course it can. capitalism in the profit mode are ability turning scarcity into abundance. they're about turning a million dollar computer in the '70s into something that costs a couple hundred dollars today. health care is expensive and scarce today precisely because the government has naively removed the profit motor from the equation. president obama wants to make it universal and in trying to make it univer
experience for way too many americans. >> a lot of people would say that's a a understatement. problems still plaguing the obama website but health care and the internet are working together in the private sector. these doctors posting their prices on personal websites for health services. patients say it works great. so is this proof the private sector does a heck of a lot better job than the government does? hi, everybody. welcome. let's go in focus with john, rich, elizabeth mcdonald, mike, rick, and sabrina schaeffer. so, john, government can't
. >> the greatest place on earth. >> president obama said it over and over. if you like your insurance plan you could keep it. the health care act will not change that. it turns out that millions of americans who are buying limited coverage are receiving letters after all. the president's response. >> if you're getting one of these letters, shop around in the new marketplace. you will get a better deal. >> the law requires that health insurance now covers hospital, maternity, mental health, and prescription drugs. >> if insurers decide it is a downgrade we said under the law you have to replace them with quality, comprehensive coverage. >> why not tell that to the american people to begin with? >> that is a good question. >> thank you. i thought so. >> you ask a lot of good questions. i do not think there is an answer. it obviously was not true. that is it. >> why put yourself behind the eight ball like this? >> it was a campaign and for 98% of people it was true. but it is not for the 3% and we are hearing from them and it is a big embarrassment for the white house. >> when did he know it was
and harder. >> thank you, captain obvious. >>> remember when president obama said if you like your healthcare plan you can keep it. >> two million americans gotten notices their policies have been cancelled. president obama says you may be better off. >> if you are getting one of these letters, just shop around in the new marketplace. that's what it it's for. most people are going to be able to get better, comprehensive healthcare plans for the same price or even cheaper than projected. >> you are going to get a better deal. >> a better deal. what happens if your plan doesn't meet the standards of the affordable care act? let's ask natalie willis sheevmentd is self-employed. and she buys her own insurance policy. she a sleep consultant from los angeles. nice to see you, natalie, welcome to the show. >> thanks for having me. >> pick your brain about daylight saving time. when you went to go renew your own health insurance policy, what did you find? >> that all the plans that my insurer had, all 10 plans they offered were going to be replaced with new plans. i was going to have to switch to a d
. >>> an embarrassing start to obama care. we now know on the day the obama website launched six users successfully enrolled. >> and on day two, the number got better, but 248 signed up. but compare that to the millions of americans without health insurance. >> lori segal is following this story. lori, a huge part of the problem is this website. what is being done to fix it? >> reporter: absolutely. we heard president obama essentially say we're going to bring in the tech, the best and the brightest folks. and now we know. they're saying silicon valley to the rescue, brought in engineers from oracle, google, red hatd, and one of the guy, michael dickerson, an engineer at google for seven year, a site reliability engineer nonetheless. what these folks are going to do is try to help with three things. reliability, stability, and scalability. so being able to fix these bugs that we keep seeing more and more of them. and, also, making it so you can add server capacity, so people can actually get on the website, you know, browse plan, and enroll. i mean, as you said, six people on that first day, that's
, with african-americans, with frankly what looks very much like the coalition that got president obama elected. but the problem with that, don, is that that is absolutely not going to help him get through the republican primary. the republican primary is full of exactly the folks that kevin talked about that are focused on pure ideology here in washington. >> he's not republican enough? >> he's not -- he is not conserve -- he is not tea party enough, let's put it that way. and he's going up against rand paul, and we saw already the division within the republican party itself when rand paul and chris christie went at each other. and there's a pew poll very interesting pew poll that says right now at least the momentum of the republican base and republican voters leans toward the civil libertarianism that rand paul represents. that does not bode well for somebody like chris christie to make it to the nomination. >> there's a new book out on tuesday, it's called "double down, game change, 2012." it says that mitt romney considered chris christie as his running mate but that his background was, qu
in the botched launch of the obama health care website. one big question remains. how many americans actually managed to sign up so far. let's get the latest now from jeff pegues at the white house. good morning, jeff. >> reporter: good morning, vinita. jay carney peppered with questions about the enrollment numbers on friday. he says that they want to make sure that the data adds up. he says the data comes from so many different places that nay need to verify that they accurately reflect what's happening but michigan republican congressman dave camp wants them to hand over the enrollment numbers now and he is threatened to s&p the records. in a statement he told us that, quote, i am extremely disappointed that yet again the administration has refused to be open and transparent with congress. the white house has been bracing for low first month numbers that they attribute to the website. >> there's no question it's been made more channelllenging by the poorly functioning website and it's on us. the central issue here is not can we build great website. it's
with obamacare also causing tempers to flare. >> you have congress regulating programs that they are not subject to. >> reporter: and the blame game continues. >> this is not the way to run a government. >> the american people are worried about their jobs. >> reporter: members of congress should be worried too. a cbs news poll shows just a 9% job approval rating with 85% disapproving. >> that is the highest disapproval number we have had since we began asking this question back in 1977. >> reporter: political analysts say while previous polls have been low, this is different. >> what people have typically said in the past, however, is that although they hate congress as a group they really like their own member of congress. this time even their own members are taking a hit. >> reporter: some say they hope the frustrations lead to action on the part of the american people. >> i hope that average citizens become more aware of what it means for them to vote. >> reporter: a vote that could mean change in washington. and the president's approval rating is also at an all-time
many americans still cannot even access the online exchanges and for the few that have, they're experiencing sticker shock. the president told us that obama care is more than a website. i agree. it is more than just a website and the problems run far deeper than a few technological glitches. >> the obama administration says it is pulling out all the stops to try to fix, including drafting experts from google and other tech firms to help patch up the ailing website, this as we learn that only six people signed up on the first day and 248 people by day two. let's bring in the chairman and ceo of e-health, handled more than 20 million visitors last year. good to see you. thanks for stopping by, gary. give us a sense of how this is more than a website? we have this graphic from xerox which lays out the exchanges. where do you think they got the rocky start here in all of that? >> we're really not an exchange. you're talking about e-commerce. and e-commerce is complex. it's not easy to do. you think about ebay and amazon, it's taken years and years to get those site
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